WI DE Adam Grimm commits to Northern Illinois

Adam Grimm, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from Mequon (WI) Homestead, has committed to Northern Illinois after visiting the DeKalb campus this weekend. Grimm, who attended the Minnesota-Illinois State game, was named co-Defensive player of the North Shore Conference. He led Homestead to the second round of the WIAA Division 1 playoffs. Homestead, which was ranked #1 in the area and #2 in the state before the playoff loss, finished the season 10-1 and had outscored its opponents 414-125.

Adam Grimm was named second team Associated Press All-State this year and was named to the BadgerStatePreps All-State Team and was a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel honorable mention all-state choice last season. Grimm was named the 2003 North Shore Conference defensive lineman of the year as he anchored a line that allowed 75.8 rushing yards.

Grimm is a three-year varsity starter for a team that has advanced to the state semifinals the past two years. Grimm is ranked second among BadgerStatePreps Top 12 defensive ends in the Class of 2005. He had 67 tackles, 4 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and four defended passes last year.

Grimm went to the Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana football camps this summer. He also considered Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ball State, Western Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Grimm has run a 4.7 40 and a 4.9 40 on the Wisconsin turf. He bench presses 300 pounds. He is an excellent student with a 3.4 GPA and an ACT score of 26.

Grimm said that he wants to go to medical school and perhaps major in biology.

He played defensive end for his high school team and fullback on goal-line situations.

Grimm said that most teams are looking at him as a defensive end, due to his speed, with the thought of bulking him up.

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